‘Haleel’ here means husband. The spouse is known as ‘Haleel’ or ‘Haleela’, coming from ‘Halal’ as they are ‘Halal’ for each other. ‘Ghania’ is a woman who is or beautiful or young. The ‘Shadq’ is the part of the mouth below the cheek. It is used here to depict the width of the wound. ‘A’lam’ refers a camel as it’s lip is split.
The Mu’allaqah of the pre-Islamic poet Amr ibn Kulthum is one of the most stunningly beautiful poems in Arabic. In this episode we dive in